2. Impact of Substance Use Problems on Families


Stages of grief



You experience a false sense of hope that things may be reversible.

You may say:

“Maybe things will go back to normal when we find the right treatment. We will be okay if it just doesn’t get any worse.”

“I will work harder at being supportive so things will improve.”

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